Logo Medical Science Monitor

Call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor Logo Medical Science Monitor

16 June 2004

Evaluation of CBASS sequence in degenerative disease of the lumbar spine based on analysis of consecutive 78 cases

Jacek Filarski, Bartłomiej Dusza, Marek Sąsiadek, Hanna Maksymowicz

Med Sci Monit 2004; 10(3): 107-111 :: ID: 11876

Abstract

Background:Despite high efficiency of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in degenerative disease of lumbar spine (DDLS), in many cases its appearance is ambiguous or not compatible with clinical findings. Therefore, different new techniques have been proposed to improve the quality of MR images. One of them is CBASS (Completely Balanced Steady State) sequence. The aim of our study was the evaluation of CBASS sequence in DDLS based on analysis of 78 consecutive cases. Material/Methods: The material consists of 78 consecutive patients referred to MR study of the lumbar spine due to low back pain and radicular symptoms. MR examinations, including CBASS sequence, were performed with open low field (0.23 Tesla)MR unit. In all patients, degenerative findings in CBASS and FSE T2-weighted images were scored using 0-3 point scale, and analyzed statistically.Results: The superiority of CBASS to FSE T2-weighted images was found in evaluation of disc herniation and bulging disc outlines, the relationship of disc herniation to the dural sac and nerve roots, visualization of the osteophytes, facet joint degeneration and thick- ening of the ligamenta flava. CBASS was inferior in the assessment of the degenerated disc signal and type 1 degenerative changes of the vertebral bodies.Conclusions: CBASS is superior to T2-weighted images in the evaluation of many symptoms. Therefore, it should be included in routine diagnostic protocol in low-field MR units. In our opinion, CBASS supplements T1-and T2-weighted images in sagittal planes and can entirely replace T2-weighted transverse images

Keywords: degenerative disease, CBASS sequence, lumbar spine, MR

0 Comments

Editorial

01 February 2023 : Editorial  

Editorial: The XBB.1.5 (‘Kraken’) Subvariant of Omicron SARS-CoV-2 and its Rapid Global Spread

Dinah V. Parums
Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville, NY, USA

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939580

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939580

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

19 January 2023 : Clinical Research  

Evaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life and Mental Health in 729 Medical Students in Indonesia During ...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938892  

27 December 2022 : Clinical Research  

Effect of Physiotherapy to Correct Rounded Shoulder Posture in 30 Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic in ...

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938926

10 December 2022 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study to Identify Risk Factors for Severe Disease and Mortality Using the Modified Early Warn...

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938647

In Press

03 Feb 2023 : Clinical Research  

Treatment of Gingival Recession Defects with Pouch and Tunnel Technique Using Connective Tissue Graft and L...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938865  

02 Feb 2023 : Clinical Research  

Online Questionnaire-Based Study to Evaluate the Attitudes and Use of Rubber Dental Dams by Saudi Dental Pr...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938672  

02 Feb 2023 : Database Analysis  

Prognostic-Related Biomarkers in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Correlating with Immune Infiltrates Based...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938785  

01 Feb 2023 : Clinical Research  

Comparison of 3 Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay Methods to Evaluate Serum Concentrations of Infliximab and Antibo...

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939084  

Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Nov 2021 : Clinical Research  

Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Associated Factors Among Cancer Patients Attending the Oncology ...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.932788

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932788

30 Dec 2021 : Clinical Research  

Retrospective Study of Outcomes and Hospitalization Rates of Patients in Italy with a Confirmed Diagnosis o...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935379

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935379

08 Mar 2022 : Review article  

A Review of the Potential Roles of Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Approaches for the Man...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.936292

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936292

01 Jan 2022 : Editorial  

Editorial: Current Status of Oral Antiviral Drug Treatments for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Non-Hospitalized Pa...

DOI :10.12659/MSM.935952

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935952

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750